Connie Chung is a 74-year-old American Journalist of Chinese origin. She was born on 20 August 1946 in Washington, DC. Her father, William Ling Chung, served as an intelligence officer in the Chinese government while her mother was called Margaret.
They were a family of five, with Connie Chung being the last born. She went to Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland. She joined the University of Maryland, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism in
Connie Chung Career Details
She began her job at WTTG-TV as a broadcast journalist and writer in the late 1960s.
In the 1970s, she got a job as a correspondent at CBS Evening News during the scandal of President Richard Nixon, which led the President to resign during the Watergate scandal. She later left and joined KNXT-TV as an anchor.
In 1983 she joined NBC as an anchor where she became one of the top TV journalists. She hosted NBS News at Sunrise, NBC Nightly News anchor, and Tom Brokaw weeknights.
In 1989 she joined CBS, where she hosted Sunday Evening news and Saturday Night with Connie Chung and signed a three-year deal with CBS.
In 1992 she interviewed Earvin Johnson Jr, where she told the public that she was HIV positive.
In 1995 she received one of the most significant breakthroughs in her career when she called and interviewed Kathleen Gingrich. Kathleen Gingrich was the speaker of the House. Connie asked her controversial questions like how the son of Gingrich thinks of Hillary Clinton, which she didn’t answer.
In April 1995, she faced a lot of criticism during the Oklahoma City bombing when people accused her of asking irrelevant and sarcastic questions. She inquired about the Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman. This led to a lot of protests, which contributed to her being fired by CBC Evening News.
In 1997 she moved to ABC News, where she hosted several programs. They had a program called 20/20, which she hosted alongside Charles Gibson. The show lasted two hours, and it usually came on Friday evenings. She also held famous interviews during this stint by interviewing Gary Condit, which focused entirely on his relationship with her wife, Levy, who was murdered under unknown circumstances. She was also a guest on Good morning America on ABC News.
She got a show on CNN dubbed Connie Chung Tonight, which was later suspended in 2003 when the Iraq war began. After its suspension, she was assigned another role as a news anchor. This show received a lot of criticism from the audience.
In 2002 she hosted one of the biggest interviews with celebrated tennis star Martina Navratilova. The tennis star was fond of criticizing the American political system. Chung went ahead and told her to her country since she views her as unpatriotic to the nation.
In 2006 she moved to MSNBC, where together with Maury Movich, her husband hosted a talk show called “Weekends with Maury and Connie.” The show ended in June 2006.
Connie Chung also got a teaching job at John.F. Kennedy School of Government. Connie Chung has received several awards during her stint as a journalist. In 1969 she won a certificate of achievement by the US Humane Society; she also won the outstanding woman of the year award in 1979.
Connie Chung Net Worth
She has a net worth of around $80 million, mostly from the salary she has received.
Connie Chung Dating History
She dated Maury Povich, who later got married.
Connie Chung Husband
She got married to Maury Povich, who is also an American presenter in 1984.
Connie Chung Parents
Her parents were William Ling Chung and Margaret Ma.
Connie Chung Kids
He has one child Mathew Jay Povich whom they adopted in 1985.
Connie Chung Body Measurements
She has a height of 1.55m and a weight of 51kg.
Connie Chung Cars And House
Connie Chung purchased a 12,500 square feet house in 2009. Her House consists of a pool, music rooms, rooftop terrace. The outdoor of the House has a koi pond, gazebo, and extensively manicured gardens.